'Children taking parents to vaccination', social media takes dose of humour

The Twitterati particularly was expressive and phrases like "mom gets first shot" and "took dad for vaccination" have been floating on the micro-blogging site with #Covid19 hashtag.

published on : 5th March 2021

Twitter rolling out audio chat feature Spaces for Android users

With the feature being made available on Android, more users will be able to access the feature, especially in a market like India that is dominated by Android devices.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Twitter turns battlefield as TRS, BJP cross swords

BJP leader Ramchander Rao tweets to KTR as he waits for him at OU for an open debate on employment, triggers war of words

published on : 2nd March 2021

New social media rules lack Parliament's assent, bureaucrats may misuse vast powers: Congress

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi did say social media cannot be left unregulated, but added no attempt should be made to control it through non-statutory rules.

published on : 28th February 2021

Twitter intends to make its content moderation practices more transparent: Jack Dorsey

Focussing on metrics like transparency, accountability, reliability and choice will have a huge impact, Dorsey noted.

published on : 26th February 2021

Will attack media freedom, privacy: Experts on Centre's regulations on social media

The move drew sharp criticism from Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of digital news platform The Wire who said it amounted to killing freedom of the press.

published on : 25th February 2021

Govt working on law to regulate social media: Ram Madhav

Madhav's comments come amid a row between the government and Twitter over blocking of accounts with IT Minister asking the micro-blogging site to follow the Indian law.

published on : 21st February 2021

Demolish dubious dotcom demons

Zuckerberg and his ilk are influencing not only the political narrative but also dictating tastes and lifestyles through peeping Tom software that pulverises privacy.

published on : 21st February 2021

China defends use of Twitter, Facebook in coronavirus campaign

The search for the origins of the virus has become highly politicized. Trump sought to pin the blame on China, in part to deflect criticism of his administration's response to the pandemic in the US

published on : 18th February 2021

'How is he threatening people on social media': Malala responds to Taliban militant's tweet

The militant in a tweet, which has now been removed from Twitter, urged Malala Yousafzai to 'come back home because we have a score to settle with you and your father.'

published on : 18th February 2021

Not here to compete with Twitter, says co-founder of Koo Mayank Bidawatka

Users can also get a list of people based on their language and choose to follow them.

published on : 17th February 2021

The need for the un-hoarding of app stores

According to agencies, Jack Dorsey said, 'the most important thing to focus on, in terms of decentralising social media, is that it creates a much larger corpus of conversation.'

published on : 16th February 2021

Toolkit row: Disha Ravi asked Greta Thunberg to delete tweet, alleges police

Police claimed that Activist Greta Thunberg allegedly deleted the tweet following Disha Ravi’s request and later, shared an edited version of the document.

published on : 16th February 2021

Need for judicial scrutiny of 69A amid Twitter spat

Since content regulation by social media is currently under the Supreme Court’s glare, here’s hoping the sweeping provisions of 69A would be judicially tested during its hearings.

published on : 15th February 2021

Twitter is not above our country’s law  

The government and Indian people have noticed the double standards employed by the social media platform while handling the violence at Capitol Hill and Red Fort 

published on : 15th February 2021
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